Monthly Archives: May 2011

New Certs!

Well, just a quick note today.  I finished up my Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course, and can say that I am an official woofer!  So that’s good. I also took my Professional Climbing Instructor’s Association (PCIA) exam yesterday, and passed.  … Continue reading

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Things have been quiet at Mountain Ramblings…

Well, as the title says (see above) things have been quiet at Mountain Ramblings lately.  Is this because I’ve decided I no longer wish to write?  Have I done nothing worth writing about lately?  Have I been abducted by aliens … Continue reading

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Spring 2011 Old Rag Mountain Steward Patrols (So Far)

You may recall that Melissa and I recently became involved with a rather dedicated group of hikers/climbers/general outdoors types that do weekly patrols on Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park.  You may recall that this group is called Old Rag … Continue reading

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One Last Thing!

For those of you that follow me on Facebook, you’re probably getting pretty tired of seeing the little string up updates from me.  I apologize. But!  You need to see this! This is the website of a couple (Mark and … Continue reading

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Die Schweizer Maschinen

This guy is a monster.  Friends, fans, and loved ones, I give you two videos of Ueli Steck, Swiss speed mountaineer/climber; first, climbing the Grandes Jorasses, and second, recreating his record-breaking ascent of the north face of the Eiger in … Continue reading

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Seneca Multipitch

For those of you who have read this blog before, you might remember that Josh and I had been planning to do a multipitch climb at Seneca Rocks in West Virginia recently; this was rained out by a torrential downpour, … Continue reading

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